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Fun family activities
Are you trying to save money? Or is money tight and the tickets to mini golf and a movie are beyond the budget? You’re not alone! Cheap no spend weekend activities might be just what you need.
why plan a no spend weekend?
Whether you are trying to save up for a family vacation, a new home or just to make sure you get through next week we have some fun no spend ideas for you.
Cheap kids activity ideas
Picnics in the park, water balloon fights, stomping in puddles, chasing butterflies or trying to learn how to skip rocks across the pond. These are just some of the activities our son came up with when we asked him to list off fun things to do.
Having fun doesn’t need to cost you dollar bills
In fact it doesn’t even need to cost you pennies. Think about what you did as a kid that was fun and you could do for hours.
The first thing that comes to mind is spending time outside soaking up the sun, running around, playing hopscotch or swinging on the tire swing at the park.
fun places to go for free
Depending on the season and your community you could have lakes, hiking trails, parks and beaches you could explore for free.
Libraries, community centers, museums and art galleries can have free activities for families. Check your local recreation center for cheap swim and skate days.
fun things to do at home
Depending on the time of year and whether you have kids playing toss in the yard or building snowmen. Baking cookies or playing board games can always be fun.
Gardening, or getting creative with paints or having a simple night of movies and popcorn can be fun things to do at home.
fun weekend activities
Whether you are tossing water balloons in the front lawn or camping in the backyard under the stars they are both fun weekend activities.
Cheap weekend activities can come in many different forms. Yours could include a picnic by the lake or walking the dog and having coffee with friends.
popular weekend activities
Must do weekend activities around our house include biking to our local park, taking the dog for a walk and just about anything possible outdoors.
Baking, BBQing and dining on the patio are also a must. This year we have tried to include camping and fishing as much as possible in our weekend activities.
As you can see most of our popular weekend activities are no spend weekend activities which helps in saving money.
What is a no spend weekend?
The title of our post is 21 fun things to do on a no spend weekend. And some of you may be wondering what a no spend weekend is.
A no spend weekend is where you spend no extra money and you work with what you have. You may need to buy eggs and milk that’s fine, or you may need to pay the phone bill which is okay.
No spend weekends and saving money
No spend weekends are about cutting back and enjoying the simple life. You aren’t going out and spending crazy amounts of money wandering the mall buying things you don’t really need.
In fact on a no spend weekend you may opt to skip the pay as you go entertainment and eating out.
Everyone’s no spend weekend will be different. Ours means hanging out at home, saving money, cooking homemade meals and having cheap family fun.
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21 Fun Things To Do On A No Spend Weekend:
- Go on a nature walk
- Blow bubbles
- Play a game of touch football
- Go fishing or boating
- Spend a day at the lake
- Read a book and relax
- Build a fort
- Be a tourist in your own town
- Visit family and friends
- Plant a garden
- Spend an evening stargazing
- Roast marshmallows
- Have a family picnic
- Visit a local museum or gallery
- Plan a movie night with popcorn
- Make homemade pizzas or tacos
- Go on a scavenger hunt
- Spend time in the garden
- Learn a new skill
- Splash in the puddles
free things to do tomorrow
Start planning your next no spend weekend today. Will it include a scavenger hunt, picnic in the park or a simple afternoon of hanging out and reading a good book.
Updated February 15, 2020